There's quite a few things that must happen before I even touch the Essex linen. First, all the bits needed to be pulled out of the box and organized. Normally I label pieces as they are cut, but for some unknown reason I skipped that step, so it needed to be done. Here's most of the cotton bits, although there are still a few pieces on the ironing board because I ran out of room on the cutting table.
The first thing to make are the eyes. I decided to put a complete set of eyes together to see how the process works. Let me just say they took a lot longer to put together than I expected and gave me several opportunities to bond with my seam ripper.
Next came tackling the other three pairs of eyes. I spent an entire afternoon on them, and yes, did more seam ripper bonding.
Kinda intense looking, are they?
Hope your stitching is seam ripper free today!